Helmut Lang, S/S 1993 Silver Cross Button Up Shirt
The Helmut Lang S/S 1993 runway show featured an instantaneous ‘vintage’ and gently worn vibe to this collection without being overtly kitschy. A large amount of Christian imagery and particularly the Holy Cross was on show during this collection in the form of prints, embroideries, casts, engravings and metal pins. Most notable to the collection were the large amount of leather and form fitting tailoring including Lang’s influential shapes also seen in years to follow. An amazing collection of nostalgic memory, this still holds strongly in the fashion world over the past 25+ years.
The shirt featured here is constructed in a 100% Cupro, a luxurious graceful fabric used for blazer linings soft to the touch and durable over time. A silver stitched cross adorns the front left chest, a detail seen present on other garments showcased in the show. Finally, pearlescent buttons are seen down the front and on the wrist cuffs, a pointed collar detail and parallel pleats run down the back of both shoulders.